The Number of NIGP-CPP Certificants Grows to 253 Leaders

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The Number of NIGP-CPP Certificants Grows to 253 Leaders

December 18, 2020

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement is honored to announce that an additional 128 public procurement professionals attained their NIGP Certified Procurement Professional designation (NIGP-CPP) in November 2020 by successfully completing the competency-based qualifications set forth by the NIGP Certification Commission.

Today, there are 253 leaders across 32 U.S. States and 3 Canadian Provinces who earned their NIGP-CPP during the August and November 2020 testing windows. 

The NIGP-CPP is the only certification that is anchored in the Public Procurement Competency Framework. The Framework is rooted in research produced by the Volcker Alliance that seeks effective public service through workforce competencies. It is the only certification that specifically targets mid to executive level procurement leaders in the public sector. It is the only certification that integrates with NIGP’s Pathways program featuring competency development within 33 learning modules.  And it is the only competency-based certification that expands beyond public procurement’s technical aspects and assesses the more holistic competencies needed to be successful leader within a public entity, embracing elements of leadership, business principles, and procurement strategy.

Registration for the next testing window (February 2021) is currently available and the May 2021 testing window will become available after the New Year. 

Professionals holding a current CPPO or CPPB certification can augment their credentials by applying for the NIGP-CPP certification at no cost through June 2021.  Those professionals will take an abbreviated bridge exam and the fees for the initial exam are also waived through June 2021.

Join NIGP for monthly informative webinars on the program or learn more by clicking here.

Consider Volunteering with UPPCC!

UPPCC is actively recruiting CPPOs and CPPBs for several volunteer positions, including positions on the Item Writing/Item Review Committee and UPPCC Study Group Task Force. Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to the profession and earn valuable contact hours towards your next recertification in the process.

Check out the Volunteer Opportunities page  for additional details and how to apply.

Upcoming Training from NPI Sponsors and Supporters

CAPPO Virtual Conference

The California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO) one of our AEP Sponsors, has extended their membership rate to NPI members for the 2021 Annual CAPPO Virtual Conference Jan. 4-8.

Log in to the NPI website for the discount code and registration link found on your member landing page.

https://www.npiconnection.org

SGR – Servant Leadership Conference

SGR (Strategic Government Resources), our newest AEP Supporter, has invited NPI members to join them for the Servant Leadership Conference 2021, Jan. 27-28.

25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Awards Celebration

The 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Awards Celebration was held virtually on December 4th 2020 via Zoom.

Join us for this replay of the festivities, hear from those organizations who have achieved this recognition for 25 consecutive years and help us congratulate & recognize the 2020 recipient of the Carlton N. Parker Award for Outstanding Service.

Recognizing Ed McMullen

NPI is proud to congratulate our very own Ed McMullen on receiving his Certificate of Completion for the Alabama Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) Purchasing/Procurement Certificate Program.

Established in 2018 the AASBO Purchasing/Procurement Certificate Program is a program designed for school district purchasing and procurement personnel but is available to anyone in school business management or K-12 education. The program supports the on-going professional development of school business officials and defines the essential skills and knowledge that every effective school business professional should possess. The program is sponsored by AASBO and the University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies and supported by the Alabama State Department of Education.

For more information on this program please click here.

Congratulations Ed for achieving this milestone and continuing the pursuit of excellence in our profession.

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Announcement

The National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI) is pleased to announce that the 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® award was earned by 188 agencies across the United States and Canada. A list of the recipients for 2020 can be found here.

The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace Innovation, Professionalism, Productivity, Leadership, and e-Procurement.

The AEP program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually.

In addition to the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI), the AEP is sponsored by the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Canadian Public Procurement Council / Conseil canadien des marchés publics (CPPC), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA). The AEP is supported by the Airport Purchasing Group (APG), OMINA Partners, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) and the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS -CARLTON N. PARKER AWARD 2020

The Carlton N. Parker Award is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the National Procurement Institute (NPI).


Established in 1975, this award was developed as a symbol of recognition from the Officers, Directors, and members of a grateful organization for dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the development and progress of the National Procurement Institute and the public procurement profession. In 2002, the SAFOS Award was renamed as the Carlton N. Parker Award for Outstanding Service, in honor of his many contributions to the advancement of the National Procurement Institute and the procurement profession. It has been awarded to 46 distinguished members to date.

The criteria for receiving the award, as established by the NPI Board of Directors, requires that the nominee has made outstanding contributions to the development and progress of NPI and the public procurement profession.


All NPI members are encouraged to nominate a public procurement professional who is deserving of this award. Nominations must be submitted to Brian Garrity at bgarrity@goldengate.org no later than Friday, October 16, 2020. The nomination form is available at www.npiconnection.org.

2020 Honorary Members – Call for Nominations

Each year, extraordinary contributors to the public procurement profession retire from service. Honorary Membership in NPI is just one way we can pay tribute to our retiring peers. This is your chance to have exceptional contributions recognized through a nomination for Honorary Membership in NPI!
Members of NPI:
– Pursue the next level of excellence
– Promote organizational achievement and leadership
– Effect change in the public procurement profession
– Network on a personal level with successful leaders from across North America
– Enhance their knowledge and skills at the Annual Conference
– Prove to their leadership, governing body and the public that they exceed the highest        standards by pursuing the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award
Honorary Members of NPI:
– Support NPI by holding office or contributing to teams
– Contribute to the ongoing advancement of their peers through education or mentoring
– Make other significant contributions to NPI and the public procurement profession
Please submit a nomination for any individual (including yourself!) who has retired or will be retired before December 31, 2020 and has made extraordinary contributions to the public procurement profession via email to:
Christina Pryor, CPPO, CPPB
Christina.Pryor@chandleraz.gov
Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Nominators will be emailed a questionnaire to complete to allow the Nominations Committee to consider the candidate for Honorary Membership. A proposed slate of Honorary Members will be presented for a formal vote conducted in an online format. The Nominating Committee anticipates announcing the results on or before October 12, 2020.

2020 – 2021 Call for Nominations

This is your chance to be part of the leadership of the National Procurement Institute!

The NPI Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for 2020 – 2021 NPI Officers and Directors. In accordance with the NPI Constitution and Bylaws, the governing body of NPI consists of six Officers and six Directors. The six Officers are the Immediate Past President, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and AEP Officer. Each Officer serves for a one-year term. Each Director serves a two-year term. The AEP Officer is an appointed position. The governing body also includes one representative from each Association Chapter. The list of current Board members can be found at:

https://npiconnection.org/about/bios.asp

The Nominating Team is hereby accepting nominations for the following positions:

  • Directors (3)

The Board of Directors oversees the management of the property, affairs, activities and business of NPI. It establishes policies within the limits specified in the NPI Constitution and Bylaws. Serving on the Board is a worthwhile and rewarding experience for members professionally, and is vital to the governance of NPI.

Eligibility requirements per Article I of the NPI Bylaws: Candidates for any Officer or Director Position must have been a member in good standing for at least one year immediately preceding the election. Candidates for the office of Secretary must have served at least one year on the Board of NPI. Members whose employers are not public agencies may serve on the Board provided that such person does not solicit business on behalf of such person or his or her employer during any NPI activity.

The nominee for Secretary must have served at least one year on the NPI Board of Directors.

Please submit a nomination for any individual who meets these requirements (including yourself!) who is energetic, enthusiastic and willing to serve in a Board of Director capacity by e-mail to:

Christina Pryor

Christina.Pryor@chandleraz.gov

Phone (480) 782-2403

Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Nominees who meet the eligibility requirements will be emailed a questionnaire to ensure that they are willing to accept the nomination. The Nominating Committee will consider all nominees that accept the nomination and return the questionnaire. A proposed slate of Officers and Board Members will be presented for a formal vote conducted in an online format. The Nominating Committee anticipates announcing the election results on or before October 12, 2020. Newly elected Officers and Directors will be installed virtually in October, 2020.

2020 AEP Evaluations Update

As you know, the application due date was extended until June 30 to account for difficulties and delays brought about by the Corona virus pandemic. In addition, the evaluation timeline has also been extended.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
July – August – Evaluation Team independent scoring
Mid-September – Evaluation team meets for discussions and final scoring
Late September – All applicants notified of their status
Early October – Letters and score cards sent to all applicants
Mid to Late October – Trophies mailed to successful applicants
Any questions can be directed to aep@npiconnection.org